On the Job

The Official Blog of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Yearly Archives: 2015

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.9 Million in Workforce Training Grants Posted on Dec 10

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.9 Million in Workforce Training Grants

CANTON, MA, DECEMBER 8, 2015….Finding ways to make sure Massachusetts residents get the skills and training they need to get good paying jobs is one of the biggest challenges facing the state.

Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce Posted on Oct 1

Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce

BOSTON, October 1, 2015….Mario Hammond did not have a mid-life career change – she retired, and then retrained for an entirely different job. After working for 20 years as a patient service specialist at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Hammond returned to Boston   …Continue Reading Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce

Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety Posted on Sep 4

Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety

According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children in Massachusetts. Additionally, three crossing guards have been fatally struck while on the job in the past seven years. With the back-to-school season upon   …Continue Reading Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety

Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search Posted on Aug 28

Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Be Organized Create a daily and weekly job search plan. Keep to your schedule so that you do not brush important tasks aside or waste time wondering what to do next. Looking for a good job is a 40-hour a week commitment. Keep Your Self-Image   …Continue Reading Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program Posted on Aug 10

Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

BOSTON – Highlighting the importance of early work experience and its correlation to long-term career success, Gov. Charlie Baker met with nearly 100 young people benefitting from the Commonwealth’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. “Massachusetts is the only state in the country that funds a program   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable! Posted on Jul 21

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summertime… It’s time for fun in the sun, especially after such a brutal winter! But in addition to fun, summer often brings intense heat waves. According to the CDC, on average, extreme heat causes more U.S. deaths than other natural disasters. Heat safety is clearly   …Continue Reading The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

New Director of Human Resources Takes the Helm Posted on Jul 13

New Director of Human Resources Takes the Helm

JULY 9, 2015…With his many years of experience in project management and HR consulting, Tom Waye hopes to “really help reconstitute what we’re doing and how we do it,” in his new role as human resources director for the Secretariat. He describes himself as both   …Continue Reading New Director of Human Resources Takes the Helm

Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model Posted on Jul 3

Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model

SPRINGFIELD, JUNE 30, 2015…. It is nearly impossible to talk about manufacturing without the topic very quickly turning to workforce development, and the difficulty manufacturers have finding skilled workers. A group of manufacturers in the Pioneer Valley this week described to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito,   …Continue Reading Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model

Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system Posted on Jun 23

Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system

WORCESTER, MA, JUNE 19, 2015…The federal government has given states new flexibility to design their own workforce development systems, which gives Massachusetts the ability to customize skill-building programs in regions around the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Gov. Baker met with a group of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system

New Director of Labor Standards Posted on Jun 5

New Director of Labor Standards

The Department of Labor Standards welcomed its new director this week, Bill McKinney. McKinney brings extensive experience in state government, having worked in senior leadership roles. He served as the last commissioner of the former Metropolitan District Commission, which is now a part of the   …Continue Reading New Director of Labor Standards